Egypt Independent

Criminal court acquits Dokki district head from bribery charges



The Giza Criminal Court on Wednesday acquitted the head of Dokki district Nader Saeed, and other defendants in the same case, from bribery charges.

Saeed was accused of requesting a bribe of LE500,000 and a housing unit below its price for himself and the other defendants. The bribe requested was in return for not implementing a decision on destroying illegally built floors at buildings belonging to the third, fourth and fifth defendants.

Egypt’s Administrative Control Authority arrested earlier in August the Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation Ahmed Selim, who had been caught red-handed over bribery at his office.

In January, Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Soad al-Khouly, the former deputy governor of Alexandria, to 12 years in prison and a fine of LE 5,000, and dismissed her from her job over charges of receiving bribes. The court confiscated LE 520,000 and a gold necklace that were in her possession as well.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm